Chelsea transfer news: Maurizio Sarri speaks on Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois

CHELSEA manager Maurizio Sarri has spoken on the futures of Eden Hazard, Willian and Thibaut Courtois as they continue to be linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge.

The Italian got off to a winning start with his new side as the Blues beat Perth Glory 1-0 thanks to a Pedro goal.

And after the match Sarri was asked about the futures of Hazard, Willian and Courtois.

But the former Napoli boss admitted it depends on bigwigs above him at Chelsea although he is ‘confident’.

He said: “I like to talk to a person face to face. I do not like to talk to a person by telephone.

“I do not know, it depends on the club. It is clear that for me, it is a pleasure to have Courtois, to have Willian, to have Hazard.

“But it does not depend on me, so we have to wait, I am confident.”

Sarri also believes his squad will improve dramatically as pre-season continues and more players return to the squad.

He explained: “I expect us to improve match by match.

“It’s not easy at this moment because we are without 12 players from the World Cup.

“It has been a difficult week with a long flight, jet-lag, but at the end of the week I can say we have worked well, and we have played a good match for 60 minutes.”

Hazard and Courtois have been tipped to leave Chelsea for Real Madrid this summer.

Both made comments after the World Cup admitting they were considering their future at Stamford Bridge.

And Willian has been the subject of multiple bids from Barcelona with Manchester United also said to be interested.

Chelsea start their Premier League campaign against Huddersfield on Saturday, August 11.